Joan Rivers died yesterday at the age of 81. In a statement issued by her daughter, Melissa Rivers, the comedianne "passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends." The comic worked through to the end, performing onstage in New York on August 27, a day before she suffered car ... More >>
Ever since Broken Shaker came onto the scene, South Beach has gone insane for any effervescent cocktail confection infused with the requisite amount of fresh herbs, fruits, and condiments. Drinks like basil lime cucumber sidecars and whiskey pomegranate thyme old fashions have become staples as bars ... More >>
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is over for another year and, celebrity chefs from the Northeast are flying home for another Polar Vortex even as the giant party tents are being broken down. All that's left of the weekend is a slight hangover, a few goodie bags, and memories. Here are our top ... More >>
The South Beach Wine and Food Festival kicks off its four-day bacchanal today, February 20. The festival includes all manner of parties, dinners, and seminars -- many commanding a pretty penny. But there are still plenty of opportunities to mingle with your favorite celebrity chefs without breakin ... More >>
If you want one last chance to get your Joe's Stone Crab fix, make plans to head out to the iconic, century-old Miami Beach staple this weekend, because Joe's Stone Crab is closing out the summer season this Sunday, July 28. See also: Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Local Food Romp, Brun ... More >>
It's been 18 years (wow!) since antenna-braided Compton rapper Coolio released "Gangsta's Paradise," the chorus-heavy, dark narrative about repenting for a thugged-out life in the hood. And on August 1, Mr. Cool himself will turn the big 5-0, partying down the next night at LIV Miami. Let's hope we ... More >>
For a celebrity, being in the news is a fact of life. But Paula Deen's fall from grace is the kind of media coverage that's not exactly PR driven. Since June, the Southern "lady" has been dropped by Food Network (although her page is still featured on their site, along with over 2,000 recipes); Tar ... More >>
Paula Deen's Food Network career imploded last Friday after the cable network said it would not renew her contract. Though Food Network's simple statement, "Food Network will not renew Paula Deen's contract when it expires at the end of this month," did not mention a reason, it comes after a video d ... More >>
For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. The Whole Foods Grand Tasting Village is like the open bar at a wedding reception. It's where everyone wants to be. And when 70,000 foodies gather en masse, you can bet your ... More >>
For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Unlike the Wizard of Oz, people who know the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival pay attention to the man behind the curtain -- Lee Brian Schrager. The fou ... More >>
If you haven't purchased your tickets for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, we suggest breaking out the credit card because many of the more famous events, like Burger Bash, are sold out.Luckily, the four-day long festival is filled with seminars, dinners, and parties -- ensuring there's an ... More >>
When looking back on 2012, we noticed a big trend -- weirdness. A lot of weird stuff happened in the food industry.From a fast food restaurant with a political stance to a sweet grandma becoming an overnight sensation for a food review, the food industry took a ride to crazy-town this year.A lot has ... More >>
There are certain extravagant holiday gifts that impress only because of their price tag -- particularly when it comes to shopping for the ultimate food lover. For these gift recipients, bottle openers and knife sets just won't do. The food-obsessed home cook would love an electric wine cellar or ... More >>
Art Basel 2012 has come and gone, leaving us with nothing more than a few hundred Instargram shots, a parking ticket, an empty bank account, and some blistered up feet. And yet, there were so many moments that were captured. So much life that was packed into those few short days.Who better to savor ... More >>
Hunting down fresh baked goods worth the calorie intake is a feat requiring carbohydrate perseverance. Most often, we hear complaints from local pastry chefs about the water and the humidity, which can effectively drain the life out of breads and cakes. The cry-out for good pastry in Miami is gut ... More >>
Food NetworkSandra Lee and the Kwanzaa Cake. Epic fail for all seasons.Sandra Lee: Satan's spawn or hapless purveyor of crap television? We're not sure. On the one hand, this drunken Barbie could very well be the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it, with her semi-homemade recipes, ... More >>
For one brief but glorious term Orlando-area Congressman Alan Grayson was Florida's most entertainingly loudmouthed congressman. Now he's out of office and replaced in that role by ideological opposite Allen West (who never even bothers to be intentionality funny), but Politco discovers that even ... More >>
Paula NiñoMing Tsai plates his vegetarian soba noodle sushiWhen we arrived at Dim Sum & Disco at The Setai last night, guests lined up around the restaurant's open kitchen to taste the small bites prepared for the evening, but as the clock ticked past midnight the party moved to courtyard wh ... More >>
Laine Doss The lobby At Emeril's HomebaseEmeril Lagasse has created quite an empire for himself. Lagasse began his love of food growing up in Massachusetts (that's right folks, he's not originally from Louisiana). Emeril's connection with New Orleans began when he accepted the position of ... More >>
Scott Conant is the charming and handsome executive chef and owner of Scarpetta in New York, Miami Beach (at the Fontainebleau), Toronto, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Conant and his restaurants have won almost every distinction imaginable, including a James Beard award for his restaurant L'Impe ... More >>
Food Network Party with GuyEvery year the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Rolls out its tents on the beach off Ocean Drive and every year you procrastinate, waiting to see if somehow some business associate or rich benefactor will bestow on you a complimentary golden ticket. If you ha ... More >>
Still shaken by the brutality and disappointment of election day, America now looks forward to only one thing ... Lil Wayne's release from Riker's Island! The time has come, Young Moneyians. Within hours, Weezy (AKA Dwayne Michael Carter) will be a free man, escaping the chains of the state prison ... More >>
Angie ChenWokking it outWhat do three accountants, two food bloggers, a planning director at Macy's, a college student and his mom, and a special events associate at United Way have in common? Don't feel bad if you're stumped, because last week, the answer would be not much. Not even ... More >>
Jackie SayetHome is still baked-inJennifer's Homemade may have graduated to a warehouse baking facility, but the same pasta-sheeter that Jennifer Behar retrofit for her flatbread dough, which she cut by hand and baked at home, matriculated along with the business."We moved two years ago. It ... More >>
If Dee Adames - Miami's mohawked winner of the second season of Sheer Genius - could describe herself as any animal, she'd choose a cat. "They're mysterious and slightly territorial," she laughs as muted episodes of the Bravo reality show in which she won plays on a flat screen inside her Sout ... More >>
Back-alley plastic surgery sent Donnie Hendrix to jail. Finally, she talks.
This man loves Mac's Club Deuce. (Reason No. 293 why we love this man.) Better Than: Pounding cheap beers between a soul-crushing double on the saute station. The evidence, plainly, is undeniable: the best-selling books, the top-rated Travel Channel Show, the Top Chef judging gigs. Hell, even t ... More >>
Daft Punk tried to warn us. With the U.S. economy tanking, we can't help but to feel a little pessimistic about our future. We reverted to our inner 15-year-old, which happened to grow up in the go-go '90s of excess and wealth (a.k.a. the Clinton years), and decide to make a mixtape of the songs th ... More >>
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In Miami Beach, experts are enlisted to commission artworks for public spaces. Too bad city officials refuse to listen to them.